ISIS militants lose positions southern Kobane

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG during military training in Sere Kaniye, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

Suruc, Turkey – Clashes broke out between the defending forces of the Syrian embattled city of Kobane and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the southern parts of the city, Kurdish military sources reported on Thursday.

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, Khaled Minas, a fighter in the ranks of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), said that fierce clashes broke out between the two sides Thursday afternoon in the southeastern part of the city. Heavy weapons were used during the clashes.

“Similar clashes took place southwest of the city, which included the villages of Mamid, Termik, and Bijan,” Minas added.

The source also pointed out that the Peshmerga forces, who have joined the conflict on behalf of the defending forces, launched a rocket attack on IS locations south of Termik village, and on the slopes of Mishtanour’s hill. 

The Media Center of the YPG issued a statement on Thursday announcing the regaining of three locations previously held by IS in the southern part of Kobane. 

“Our units carried out Wednesday evening a strategic operation against IS terrorists in the vicinity of the Yarmouk school in the southern front of Kobane, regaining three new positions,” the statement said.

“The radical group was exposed to painful blows by our (YPG) fighters who were able to kill a dozen of them.” 

The statement also referred to the renewal of clashes between the two parties in the vicinity of the Cultural Center, without reports of casualties. 

Noteworthy, the defending forces received on Wednesday the third batch of weapons and ammunition sent from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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